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2019 Eastern Idaho Rabies Clinics Every Dog & Cat 3 Months Of Age & Older Needs Protection! Get Your Pet Vaccinated At The Annual Public Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Cost is $15.00 for cats and dogs over 3 months of age. Senior Citizens (65 & Over) Get One Free Vaccination Per Household Upon Proof Of Age. Idaho Falls- Wed. May 8th, 1-7 pm, City Activity Center Pocatello- Sat. May 4th, 9-1 pm, Bannock Co. Fairgrounds, Building B Malad-Fri. May 3rd, 5-7 pm, Malad Fire Station Blackfoot- Sat. May 4th, 9am-12pm, Ace Hardware Rigby-Wed. May 9th, 4-6pm, Mountain...

What it Takes to Build a Career in One HealthJoin the AVMA Veterinary Career Center on Wednesday, March 13, for a free, one-hour webinar to learn about core educational competencies, training, and career opportunities in the One Health arena. Dr. Eri Togami, One Health fellow at the One Health Institute at UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, will share findings from the One Health Action Collaborative's research and from a global survey of more than 800 students, graduates, workers, and employers in the field of One Health. You will learn about: Training, competencies, and...

MARIETTA, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A lucky dog will now get a second chance at life thanks to two caring doctors. Dr. Michael Good and Dr. John Keating performed surgery Thursday on a Labrador mix named "Sheldon" that they believe was hit by a car, dislocating both of his hips. Dr. Good owns Town and Country Veterinary Clinic in Marietta. He teamed up with Dr. Keating, an orthopedic surgeon for humans, nearly a decade ago to help homeless animals with major injuries. "We're kind of working outside of the box a little bit, but the end result is, we're saving these...

  WSU CVM Spring Conference March 29-31, 2019 Pullman WA  12 hours of CE credit will be offered. Tracks include: Equine, Food Animal, Small Animal, and a Technician Track.   To learn more visit: Go.vetmed.wsu.edu/SpringConference   Invited Speakers: Dr. Denise Konetchy, DVM, MPH, DACVPM (Ag Animal) Kim Spelts, BS, CVT, VTS (Technician) Dr. Jorge Vanegas, DVM, MPVM (Ag Animal) Dr. Kathryn Wotman, DVM, DAVIM (Large Animal, DACVO Labs: Equine: Ultrasound of the Distal Limb. Instructor: Dr. Jarrod Troy (Veterinarian) Honeybee Diseases & Identification. Instructors: Brandon Hopkins, PhD and Dr. Cynthia Faux, DVM (Veterinarian) Small Animal Physical Rehabilitation for Everyday Practices. Instructors: Dr. Jessica Bunch DVM,...

Rural Practitioner Practice Management Survey The overall goal of this survey is to gain insight into mixed animal, beef and dairy veterinary medicine practices.  It is the intention of this program to identify key elements within this area of the industry and with these elements identified, develop much needed tools to help prepare, and encourage veterinarians in rural practice. As the debt incurred in becoming veterinarians continues to grow, it is increasingly important to find successful strategies to optimize rural veterinary medicine, to allow those entering this field a prosperous career, and...

FDA Works to Keep Injectable Opioids Available to Treat Animals’ Surgical and Trauma Pain During Ongoing Supply Shortage December 13, 2018 In its continuing mission to protect animal health, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today that it has worked with Pfizer Inc. to help alleviate a shortage of certain injectable opioids available to treat pain in animals, by facilitating the availability of a limited amount of product labeled for human use. Most of the opioid pain medications used in veterinary medicine are approved for use in humans but also used...

ONE HEALTH CONSORTIUM - DECEMBER 14, 2018 Please join the Idaho One Health Consortium on December 14, 2018 for “Cyanobacterial Blooms: Problem-solving for Response to “Harmful Algal Blooms” The in-person meeting will be held in the basement of the Idaho Bureau of Laboratories (2220 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID). If you are unable to make the in-person meeting, please see information below for remote meeting access! Sincerely, Dr. Leslie Tengelsen Idaho One Health Consortium One-Health-Meeting-Agenda_14Dec2018_FINAL...

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., on the FDA’s new resource guide to support responsible opioid prescribing for pain management in animals   https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm617007.htm   This statement was updated on August 20, 2018 to reflect the current available products for use in animals. As FDA Commissioner, addressing the opioid epidemic and the misuse and abuse of these drugs remains one of my highest priorities. As we look at tackling the opioid crisis, it’s important that we take a close look at all the access points where these powerful medications can be obtained. We must...

VMAE/VHMA Quarterly Webinar Series   Boosting Your Financial IQ to Maximize Fiscal Performance   The Veterinary Hospital Managers Association (VHMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) – organizations committed to helping veterinary practices thrive – have entered into a strategic partnership to realize their shared goal of advancing practice health in veterinary medicine.  The collaborators are pleased to announce the launch of a four-part webinar series, Boosting Your Financial IQ to Maximize Fiscal Performance, which is designed to elevate the financial literacy of those involved in veterinary management.  The webinars are available free of...

Frustration mounts over opioid shortage Chronic scarcity leaves veterinarians scrambling for alternatives By R. Scott Nolen Posted June 13, 2018 Starting late last year, veterinarians from small-town clinics to university teaching hospitals saw their stocks of injectable opioids dwindle away, with no guarantee from distributors when there might be more. Orders for fentanyl, hydromorphone, and morphine, once placed roughly every couple weeks, are made daily now, assuming the drug is even available. Should a distributor happen to have a particular opioid in stock on a given day, customers can purchase only a dozen or so...

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